Volunteers Needed for First-of-its-Kind Study

March 8, 2022
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SMART Recovery is excited to partner with iConnectHealth to conduct a robust study determining the relationship between personality type and addiction problems, and to identify which factors may mediate that relationship. The research will also explore the potential benefit of matching mutual help groups and/or treatment orientation with personality types.

The practical benefits we see resulting from this study are an improved understanding of which personality types are attracted to and may benefit most from SMART Recovery, and a way to enhance facilitators’ ability to engage very different types of group participants.

As a thank you for participating, you will receive your individualized De-Stress Rx report which identifies your most powerful stress triggers, symptoms, and strategies for reducing stress.

We are looking to recruit as large a number of SMART Recovery members as possible.

Study participants:

  • Must be 18+
  • Take the online survey in English
  • Have attended (or led) a SMART meeting in the last 30 days

We recently had the opportunity to interview Paul Tieger, Lead Researcher, about the study. He shared the goals and impact they want to make with this study. Click here to listen to the podcast. Click here to watch the webinar.

For questions, please contact: Lead Researcher, Paul Tieger, [email protected]


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If you are interested in addiction recovery support, we encourage you to visit the SMART Recovery website.


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We look forward to you joining the conversation!

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